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I knew it was not a container ship, not a tanker or bulker, fishing boat, lift boat, experiment, military vessel, a megayacht.  Despite the vertical structure, it’s not a sailboat, although it’s a wind boat.  That makes it exotic.  For what it’s worth, I document as many of these vessels as possible because they are […]

Exotics 25

Summer haze and location compromise these photos, but in the interest of documenting specialty vessels that enter the sixth boro, I present to you . . . Geoquip Saentis, a recently overhauled 2005 geotechnical drill vessel.  She was in the boro last year as well here. She’s been working in a tight clutch with her […]

Exotics 24

I’m always thrilled to see these specialized vessels in the sixth boro.  I’d seen Regulus before, but see how her deck machinery back in November 2019 was different than it is now.  Versatility is key. That red T identifies her as a Tidewater boat, a PSV (platform supply vessel), one of hundreds of speciality vessels […]

Exotics 23

The Deep Helder post could have been an exotic post, but I’ll wait to do that until it comes into the sixth boro, which it just may one of these days. But Hammerfest as port of registry . . .  this may very well be the first time I see that registry on a vessel […]

Exotics 22

Behold OceanXplorer.  I missed them in a search because I was looking for an Ocean Explorer.  Of the many exotics that have called in the sixth boro in recent years, this one stands out. She started life as Volstad Surveyor in 2010, a much more spartan-looking workboat, launched at Construcciones Navales Paulino Freire, Spain.  Since […]

Exotics 21

Wind farm surveys have brought a number of unusual vessels to resupply periodically in areas of the sixth boro.  Ocean Endeavour is a science ship that fits into this set that I’m calling exotics. Saturday I caught Ocean Endeavour taking her crew of scientists and technicians back out to sea, to their survey work. Her […]

Exotics 20

Geoquip Saentis is currently over in Bayonne.  Previously known as Toisa Vigilant, the 2005 build is 269′ x 59′ and Nassau registered.  I supose this means the US has no vessel that can do the work Geoquip Saentis is performing, called offshore geotechnical site investigation, i.e., figuring out more about specific locations at the “bottom […]

Exotic Erie Canal

The Canal has likely been called lots of things, but exotic might never have been used.  But I would argue that it is just exactly that. Thanks to Peggy Huckel for the top three photos here, six more or less anachronistic rowers of an 18th-century bateau (bah TOW) on a mission.  If you look closely […]

Exotics 19

I counted a dozen wind farm and other offshore construction project-related vessels in a triangle defined by NYC, Nantucket, and Atlantic City.  These are vessels of a sort not previously seen here, or rarely seen here.   Two of them came in through the Narrows yesterday just in front of the 2020 tropical storm Fay.  The […]

Exotics 5 Redux

This is not your typical sixth boro scene. Back in January 2018, I posted photos of Fugro Explorer.  I recall it was cold cold, and my fingers hurt holding the camera.  Now you can sense the heat by the amount of moisture in the air already just before 0700. She’s not a new vessel at […]